GENERAL ASSISTANCE NOTICE

 
The Town of Belmont has a General Assistance program for people in need.
If you need help, your city or town is required to take your application for General assistance.
 
Applications will be taken at the Belmont Town Office at the following times:
Monday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am-4pm
 
Your city or town is required to have someone available 24-hours a day to take applications in an emergency. If this is an EMERGENCY and the office is closed contact:
Sharon Reed-Hall (207)322-3322.
 
Your city or town must give you a written decision within 24 hours of receiving your application for General Assistance.
 
If your city or town refused to take your application, or if you disagree with a decision that was made or have questions, you can call the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Their toll-free number is 1-800-442-6003. This phone is answered Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If you call after 5:00pm, leave a message with a phone number. You will be contacted on the next business day.
 
The Town of Belmont has an ordinance describing the rules for its General Assistance program. You can see a copy at the Town Office. You can also see a copy of the State's General Assistance law at the same place.
 
This notice is posted pursuant to Maine law at Title 22 MRSA §§ 4304-4305.